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HER Number:MDV104655
Name:Threshing Barn, Bull Farm


A 19th century threshing barn.


Grid Reference:ST 206 033
Map Sheet:ST20SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCotleigh
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOTLEIGH
Ecclesiastical ParishMONKTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STOREHOUSE (Unknown date)
  • THRESHING BARN (XIX - 1840 AD to 1860 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH106.4 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Threshing barn. The northern 5 bays of the range. It is unlofted and separated from the cider house by a rubblestone partition wall with a doorway through. Since it stopped being used for threshing, it has been used to mill grain for cattle feed and for general agricultural storage. Rubble stone walls. Asbestos sheet roof. Tie beam truss. 5-bays. Tie beam trusses with plain, lap-jointed collars (nailed) and plain mortise and tenon apexes with single pegs. 3 sets of small, replacement back purlins and a double ridge. Loading hatch; opposing doors to threshing floor. The west front has a full height, wide doorway to the site of the former threshing floor, with an opposing doorway in the east wall. The lower part of the west opening has been infilled with concrete block and the head height has been reduced with horizontal weatherboarding. The doors are the reused flaps of a 19th century bead moulded plank and ledge double door, held on strap hinges with arrowhead finials. There is a high loading hatch in the north end wall and another in the west wall, with plank doors and solid frames. To the right of the west loading hatch, at ground floor level, there is a window, which is blocked with corrugated iron. Corn bin/s. The north end of the barn is occupied by a concrete lined corn bin on a concrete platform. The lower part of the barn is a cider barrel store. The barn is separated from the cider house by a rubblestone wall up to loft height with a boarded stud frame above. There are connecting doorways through at both levels, both with plank doors in solid, pegged frames. Drive shaft/belt drives. A drive shaft with belt drives, which was used to drive the apple crusher and corn mill, remains. Currently an agricultural store.

Thorp, J., 2003, Bull Farm, BH106006 (Ground Photograph). SDV351710.

Thorp, J., 2003, Bull Farm, BH106014, BH106021-BH106022 (Un-published). SDV351711.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH106.4.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64125 ]
SDV351710Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Bull Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH106006.
SDV351711Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Bull Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH106014, BH106021-BH106022.

Associated Monuments

MDV104646Part of: Bull Farm (Monument)
MDV104654Related to: Cider House with Apple Loft, Bull Farm (Building)
MDV104647Related to: Farmhouse, Bull Farm (Building)
MDV104656Related to: Linhay, Bull Farm (Building)
MDV104652Related to: Riding Horse Stable with Granary, Bull Farm (Building)
MDV104653Related to: Stable with Loft, Bull Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 2 2013 10:42AM